Affonso Gonçalves

Affonso Gonçalves (born 8 June 1967) is a Brazilian-American film editor. He has edited many critically acclaimed films such as Winter's Bone (2010), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Carol (2015), Paterson (2016), and Wonderstruck (2017).

Affonso Gonçalves
Born (1967-06-08) 8 June 1967 (age 53)
EducationLondon Film School
American Film Institute
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1992–present

In 2014, Gonçalves was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for editing the episode "Who Goes There" in the first season of True Detective.

Early lifeEdit

Gonçalves was born in Brazil.[1] He studied at the London International Film School for three years before studying at the American Film Institute for two and a half years.[1]


Gonçalves first served as the assistant editor for Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995).[2] Gonçalves is a frequent collaborator of Todd Haynes's first beginning with Mildred Pierce.[3] Gonçalves was nominated for an American Cinema Editors award for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television.[3][4] He went onto edit Carol (2015), where he received a nomination for a Satellite Awards for Best Film Editing.[5][6]

Gonçalves is also frequent collaborator of Jim Jarmusch, first beginning on Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). He served as the films editor and music editor.[7] and went onto edit Paterson (2016), and Gimme Danger (2016).[8][9]

Gonçalves received his first Primetime Emmy Nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for his work on True Detective (2014).[10][11] He won an American Cinema Editors award for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television.[12]

In 2016, Gonçalves edited Little Men directed by Ira Sachs.[13]

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Title Director
1996 The Delta Ira Sachs
1998 The Adventures of Sebastian Cole Tod Williams
1998 Trans Julian Goldberger
2004 The Door in the Floor Tod Williams
2005 Forty Shades of Blue Ira Sachs
2006 The Hawk Is Dying Julian Goldberger
2007 Married Life Ira Sachs
2010 Night Catches Us Tanya Hamilton
2010 Winter's Bone Debra Granik
2011 Mildred Pierce Todd Haynes
2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin
2012 Keep the Lights On Ira Sachs
2012 Marfa Girl Larry Clark
2013 Only Lovers Left Alive Jim Jarmusch
2014 Love Is Strange Ira Sachs
2014 True Detective Cary Joji Fukunaga
2015 Carol Todd Haynes
2015 Mediterranea Jonas Carpignano
2016 Gimme Danger Jim Jarmusch
2016 Paterson Jim Jarmusch
2016 Little Men Ira Sachs
2017 A Ciambra Jonas Carpignano
2017 Wonderstruck Todd Haynes
2018 Marfa Girl 2 Larry Clark
2019 The Dead Don't Die Jim Jarmusch
2019 Dark Waters Todd Haynes
2020 Wendy Benh Zeitlin
TBA Untitled Velvet Underground Documentary Todd Haynes


  1. ^ a b Feld, Rob (April 21, 2014). "A VAMPIRE FILM WITH A MUSICAL FLOW". Editors Guild. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Interview:Affonso Goncalves and the Art of Editing Great Actresses". Film Experience. January 7, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Goldstein, Mollie (December 29, 2014). "AFFONSO GONÇALVES". The Edit Center. Archived from the original on August 10, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  4. ^ Ann Skewers, Mary (January 6, 2016). "Contender – Editor Affonso Gonçalves, Carol". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Satellite Awards (2015)". International Press Academy. IPA. December 2, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Cutting Room, The. "Affonso Gonçalves: Editing Carol". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  7. ^ Kreindler, Sarv (March 17, 2014). "Spotlight: Affonso Gonçalves, Editor, 'Only Lovers Left Alive'". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (May 15, 2016). "Cannes Film Review: 'Paterson". Variety. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  9. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (May 19, 2016). "Cannes Film Review: 'Gimme Danger'". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  10. ^ Laws, Zach (November 29, 2015). "'Carol' editor Affonso Goncalves on 'showing the love at its peak' (Audio Podcast)". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  11. ^ Messer, Lesley; Rothman, Michael (July 10, 2014). "Emmy Nominations 2014: The Complete List". Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  12. ^ Caranicas, Peter (January 30, 2015). "'Boyhood,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'The Lego Movie' Win Big at ACE Eddie Awards". Variety. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "Magnolia Pictures Acquires TEC Film Little Men". The Edit Center. February 11, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2016.

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